( This is my way of doing it, and remember there isn't a set in stone way, well I hope you all find this enlightening and helpful.)
CALM your breath and ease your mind. Can you feel it? The stillness around you? Deep slow breaths, allow the slowing of your heart beat. Let it get closer and closer to the stillness. Feel this calmness and, feel your senses heightening but also feel the chill around you.
NOW we are in this state, open your mind and feel the Death Stream. What is the Death Stream? The Death Stream is the check to the Flow of Life. Two main currents flow around us and through us. One brings life and vitality, while the other brings death and decay. Do not be afraid of this, the Death Stream will not take your soul or your life.
THE Death Stream is a very tranquil flowing river that has no rapids or swift currents. It's a quiet stream flowing to the other side. While you are connecting with this stream, relax yourself and watch as the dim orbs of light, much like stars, light your way.
MANY fear Death for it brings change and endings but, it's a part of nature. Now, with the Death Stream you are able to call out to those you have loved that have passed on. Yes you may call upon Ancestors, Friends, Pets and such. Here in this place of quiet and calm, you can even make your own area here next to the stream. Though be warned, for there is few that wade in the stream trying to go back to the living, so be sure to keep yourself protected.
PROTECTION is simple, a protection charm, some incense to keep the unwanted spirits away, or what have you will work. Not many of these spirits tread the water but some do. Now while you are connected with this stream you may seek the aid of loved ones passed but, remember sometimes they will not answer. Though do not take this as insult but as a chance for you to grow ( you can not grow in your comfort zone. With no challenge there is no change).
WHILE tapping into this stream you will slowly change perspective and see thing that you might have missed before. While working with "Dead/Death Energy" you can in some respect learn how to drain energy. Now why say such a thing? The stream flows "down hill" in a sense. Trying to fight the current can be tiring and effortful, understanding that taking energy can be a dark path but taking it forcefully is even darker.
PERSPECTIVE will change and eyes will start looking through others. Now don't think that you have to follow the current or fight it. You can sit upon its bank and embrace the energy of the cold silvery water.
THOUGH I do warn that, in this somber and tranquil area you are a light and the beings of this place are like moths. The more intense emotions you put out, the more intense your light will glow now, this can work to your advantage when calling for a loved one, they already know this light and, will be more than drawn to it on their own accord. Different lights, call different things.
NOW to return from this stream you imagine yourself being pulled gently through a portal of white. A slow return your breathing to normal as this is going on, do not panic. This is a natural event, remain calm. Slowly open your eyes when you have fully been pulled through the portal of white, and there you go.
(If you would like more information on how I link with the Death Stream and techniques you can do with its energies please let me know. I hope you enjoyed this and learned from it. Thank you all. )